British-Ghanaian artist John Akomfrah wins Artes Mundi 2017


Artes Mundi 2017 winner John Akomfrah’s award winning film Auto Da Re (2016) is on display along with the five other shortlisted artists at the National Museum Cardiff until 17 February 2017.

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Draped in nature: German-Ghanaian artist Zohra Opoku at Gallery 1957 – in pictures


German-Ghanaian artist Zohra Opoku’s solo show entitled “Sassa” opened on 10 June 2016, and is ongoing until 10 August at Gallery 1957 in Ghana.

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“Making Africa: a continent of contemporary design”: 120 African artists on display in Barcelona – in pictures


“Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design” at CCCB in Barcelona presents the work of over 120 African artists and designers, and illustrates how design fuels economic and political change.

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‘Vertigo Sea’: Ghanaian-British filmmaker John Akomfrah – interview


Art Radar speaks with John Akomfrah to learn about how he got his start as a filmmaker, the power of biennials, what’s he’s currently working on and what filmmakers he follows.

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Five decades of Venice Golden Lion 2015 winner: Ghanaian artist El Anatsui – artist profile


Internationally acclaimed, multimedia artist El Anatsui realises his first major solo exhibition at Sydney-based Carriageworks, featuring more than 30 works ranging from the 1970s to the present.

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“Material Effects” at Broad Museum: West African artists examine the socio-political lives of objects – in pictures


Five artists from West Africa and its diaspora explore the social and political lives of objects in “Material Effects”. The exhibition, on display until 8 April 2016 at the Eli and Edythe Broad Museum at Michigan State University, reflects on the ways … Continue reading